MUSI - 3012-01 Acoustics and Microtuning

Date Lecture number Heading Chapter in "Acoustics and Psychoacoustics"
08/30/2016
Tuesday

Lecture 001 Introduction, Syllabus and orientation None

09/01/2016
Thursday

Lecture 002 Sound I 1.1 Pressure waves and sound transmission 1
1.2 Sound intensity, power and pressure level 14
09/06/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 003 Sound II 1.3 Adding sounds together 20
1.4 The inverse square law 28
09/08/2016
Thursday
Lecture 004 Sound III 1.5 Sound interactions 33
09/13/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 005 Sound IV 1.6 Time and frequency domains 51
1.7 Analyzing spectra 56
09/15/2016
Thursday
Lecture 006 Hearing I 2.1 The anatomy of the hearing system 66
2.2 Critical bands 74
09/20/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 007 Hearing II 2.3 Frequency and pressure sensitivity ranges 79
2.4 Loudness perception 82
09/22/2016
Thursday
Lecture 008 Hearing III 2.5 Noise-induced hearing loss 91
2.6 Perception of sound source direction 96
09/27/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 009 Hearing IV
3.1 Musical notes 109
09/29/2016
Thursday
Lecture 010 Hearing V
3.2 Hearing pitch 119
10/04/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 011 Hearing VI 3.3 Hearing notes 136
10/06/2016
Thursday
Lecture 012 Hearing VII 3.4 Tuning systems 144
10/11/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 013 Midterm review Topics by request
10/13/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 014 Midterm review Topics by request
10/19/12 to
10/23/12
MIDTERM
EXAMS
   
10/25/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 015 Instrument I 4.1 A 'black box' model of musical instruments 152
4.2 Stringed instruments 155
10/27/2016
Thursday
Lecture 016

Instrument II

4.2.7 Brass Instruments
4.3 Wind instruments 166

11/01/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 017 Instrument III 4.4 Percussion instruments 194
11/03/2016
Thursday
Lecture 018 Instrument IV 4.5 The speaking and singing voice 198
11/08/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 019 Timbre I 5.1 What is timbre? 210
5.2 Acoustics of timbre 211
5.3 Psychoacoustics of timbre 220
11/10/2016
Thursday
Lecture 020 Timbre II 5.4 The pipe organ as a timbral synthesiser 226
5.5 Deceiving the ear 228
11/15/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 021 Environment I 6.1 Acoustics of enclosed spaces 247
11/17/2016
Thursday
Lecture 022 Environment II 6.1.10 Reverberation time 267
11/22/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 023 Environment III 6.2 Room modes and standing waves 288

11/23/16
Thursday

HOLIDAY

NO CLASS Thanksgiving Eve
11/29/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 024 Environment IV 6.3 Absorption materials 305
6.4 Diffusion materials 311
6.5 Sound isolation 316
6.6 Energy-time considerations 321
12/01/2016
Thursday
Lecture 025 Project I  
12/06/2016
Tuesday
Lecture 026 Project II  
12/08/2016
Thursday
Lecture 027 Project III  
12/12/15 to 12/16/15 Final Exams